When there’s a sudden spike in local business demand, the biggest local brands are completely swamped while the smaller shops become almost impossible for consumers to find, especially out-of-towners. That’s why a service like ours is so helpful.
Glendale, AZ (PRWEB) December 11, 2014
Today, TalkLocal (http://www.talklocal.com) announced that the local services marketplace is launching in Glendale, Arizona. In just over one month, Glendale will host the 2015 Super Bowl at University of Phoenix stadium, turning the area into a major tourist attraction. Still, local businesses with a poor online presence are unlikely to see increases in sales, making the arrival of TalkLocal especially significant.
“When there’s a sudden spike in local business demand, the biggest local brands are completely swamped while the smaller shops become almost impossible for consumers to find, especially out-of-towners. That’s why a service like ours is so helpful,” explained TalkLocal co-founder Amandeep Bakshi.
TalkLocal is a smart virtual concierge that finds businesses and connects them to consumers, even if the businesses isn’t very visible online. TalkLocal’s special algorithm aggregates business information and filters out wrong matches based on location, availability, job type and quality indicators. Then, it connects consumers to the matching pro by phone. They usually hear from a matching pro in 90 seconds - at least 50x faster than other local services marketplaces out there.
All the consumers have to do is go onto http://www.talklocal.com and enter their location, availabitly and service details, and standby to hear from a matching pro who knows the problem and wants to help on the consumer’s schedule.
Easy as 1, 2, 3.
Free to consumers, member businesses get a free preview of each matching job and only pay a small flat rate when they have a conversation with an actively searching customer.
TalkLocal has made it easy for consumers to find professinoals in over 50 service categories to cover lots of challenges Glendale residents may face, like roofing, (for when they’re raising the roof and the wind joins in), electricians (so their televisions won’t miss a single pass), and heating & cooling (for when the outdoor stadium feeling gets to be too much). Additionally, consumer contact info is not shared, sold or visible on phone records or caller IDs. TalkLocal conversations occur over a secure line to protect consumer privacy.
Manpreet Singh, TalkLocal founder, said, “We’ve got just over one month to ensure that the Super Bowl boost in Glendale reaches the best businesses available, not just the guys with the biggest digital marketing budget. And, we’ll continue to be there for Arizonan travelers and locals alike.”
TalkLocal raised $4 million in venture funding, has served in 49 states and recently marked its one millionth service request call. It will continue to grow in the year 2015 and looks forward to helping those in Glendale, Arizona.
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